In October, the London International Development Centre (LIDC) organised a workshop to discuss the ‘Impact of Mobile Phones Upon Development and Health’. Three speakers spoke on the use of mobile phones and animal health in Africa:
Andrew Hagner (Royal Veterinary College) explained how he and his Undergraduate Research Team used mobile devices to record the health of cattle in Zanzibar. Nick Short (also RVC) spoke of ongoing work to develop instructional podcasts and videocasts in Swahili to enable field workers to access expert information by downloading resources to their mobile devices. Niall Winters (London Knowledge Lab) highlighted the opportunities for learning created by mobile phones.